Thursday, April 27, 2017

Congressman Begs Forgiveness for America's "Sins"

Last night in Statuary Hall inside the U.S. Capitol at an annual gathering of right-wing Christians, some 20 members of Congress took turns leading the assembled in prayer.  When Rep. Randy Weber of Texas got to the podium, he confessed "several of the sins our nation has been so emboldened to embark upon."

Weber warmed up with offenses like removing the Bible from schools, and then he got into the meat and potatoes.  "Father, we've trampled on your holy institution of holy matrimony and tried to rewrite what it is and we’ve called it an alternate lifestyle.  Father, oh Father, please forgive us," he said, breaking into tears.

Then he got equally emotional about abortion, before segueing into the national debt, which apparently wasn't weep-worthy.

After Weber finished, the statue of Will Rogers whispered to the statue of Rosa Parks, "I'm keeping up with the times better than he is, and I've been dead for 80 years."

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

This Week's Quote

In the early eighties, I was pretty innocent and confused.  I was like Marie Osmond, only with bigger eyelashes.

Boy George

Source:  The Mammoth Book of Great British Humor

Monday, April 24, 2017

Murderer on a Schedule

It appears to be true that President Ramzan Kadyrov said he wants the LGBT community of Chechnya to be eliminated by the beginning of Ramadan.

Hate to see what he's got planned for the end of it.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Earth Day 2017

I'm about to set out for the Science March here in Seattle. I'm wearing my pink pussyhat, which some might view as diluting today's pro-science message.

I prefer to think of it as multi-tasking.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The District of Gomorrah

Family Research Council senior fellow Robert Maginnis went on SkyWatchTV recently to talk about "the occult influence on D.C. elites."

The "rank evil" that pervades the nation's capital, influencing even the most well-intentioned public servants, includes witchcraft and homosexuality, and how gayness gets tossed into a discussion on the occult I don't know.  It seems that whenever evil is the topic, homosexuality gets a mention.  It's the all-purpose flour for the conservative Christian baker.

"If you look around Washington, you have Dupont Circle, famous for being the center of homosexuality in Washington, you have all sorts of activities down there that are pretty souring," said Maginnis.  "You have a lot of witchcraft. You have a lot of hedonism.  You have all the issues that—when I think of Sodom and Gomorrah, I often think of Washington, D.C. in the same thought."

Well, when I think of Sodom and Gomorrah, I think . . . oh, who am I kidding? I never think of Sodom and Gomorrah.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

This Week's Quote

You Can't Deduct Golden Showers

sign at New York City Tax March

Source:  Esquire

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

It's Your Choice

I recommend you read yesterday's New York Times editorial, which lays out why the gay Republican claim that Donald Trump would be an LGBT ally has proven breathtakingly wrong.

Or you can slap yourself repeatedly.  You'll feel about as good.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Melissa Spicey Bunny

The president's press secretary apologizes for his Hitler comments and provides a lesson on Passover.  Don't pass it over.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Fantastic Four They Aren't

On Tuesday four North Carolina House Republicans filed a bill to defy the U.S. Supreme Court and ban same-sex marriage in the Tar Heel State.  The four conservative legislators are Larry Pittman, Michael Speciale, Carl Ford and Mike Clampitt.  Or, as I now think of them, Groucho, Chico, Harpo and Zeppo.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

This Week's Quote

As scary as it was being raised by one Jewish mother, I have to feel for my kids because they have two Jewish mothers.

Judy Gold


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Trying My Best to Keep Up

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, a fierce opponent of same-sex marriage, resigned yesterday owing to his doozy of an extra-marital affair.   Also yesterday Kenneth Adkins, the pastor who tweeted Pulse victims got "what they deserve," was found guilty in Georgia of molesting a teenage girl and boy.

It's hard to keep up with all the hypocritical shenanigans of prominent gay-haters.  I think I need a grant.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Chechen Magic

A week ago I read that over a hundred gay men had been rounded up in Chechnya, but the president's spokesman denied it, on the basis that there are no gay men in Chechnya.  Today I read that those men are being held in a concentration camp-style prison.

Quite a trick, imprisoning people who don't exist.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Randy and the First Lady—Ivanka

Randy Rainbow gets off a bunch of zingers in his "interview" with Ivanka Trump, White House asset.  Well, not exactly asset . . .

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Backing Trump's Ideological Friend in France

The Advocate reports that over 16 percent of French LGBT voters are supporting far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen.

Gag me with a cuillère.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

This Week's Quote

First came moi, a son who was so gay he liked to flit round the backyard, age six, in the style of the Ballet Russe.  A son so gay he wore his mum's clothing à la Norman Bates.  A son so gay that he became a window dresser.  A son so gay that he actually won awards for being a window dresser.  A son so gay that, a few years back, he was plonked at the top of Time Out magazine's list of "the gayest people in New York City."  (The list was not alphabetized. Harvey Fierstein was below me.  That's how gay I am.)

Simon Doonan

Source:  Gay Men Don't Get Fat

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Army Strong, Army Wrong

President Obama's Army secretary was an openly gay man.  President Trump's expected pick for the post is the chief sponsor of anti-gay legislation in Tennessee.

About, FACE!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

The World of 2017

There are reports that police in Chechnya have rounded up over 100 men suspected of being gay and that at least three have been killed.

Horrible.  At least we in America know that President Obama will take a strong stand against such barbarity.

Oh wait . . .

Trump is the president now.  Well, he wants LGBT Americans to think he supports us, so he'll have to condemn Chechnya, which is a republic of Russia.

Oh wait . . .

Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Flag Is at Half-Staff

The designer of the rainbow flag, Gilbert Baker, has died.  What a legacy he left.  Since the flag debuted in 1978, it has become the iconic symbol of gay rights and solidarity, not just in the U.S. but all around the world.

That's why I think of Baker as the man of the cloth.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Compromise Thwacks Human Rights

At last, North Carolina's HB2 has been repealed.  And replaced with something pretty near as lousy.

As political compromise goes, well, I wouldn't be surprised if every LGBT North Carolinian today feels like three-fifths of a person.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

I'm Certain John Hancock Said This

This Week's Quote

This administration is like a fast-moving car stuck in reverse.

Kate Kendell, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, on President Trump's quiet removal this week of federal protections against LGBT employment discrimination

Source:  NCLR press release

Friday, March 24, 2017

Thank You, George

Psychotherapist George Weinberg has died.  You've probably never heard of him, but he's the person who coined the term "homophobia."

Imagine life without that word.  We'd be forced to say, "Hey, you're being small-minded and cruel and judgmental and hostile and petty and bigoted and fearful and I think the problem is really yours and not mine and geez I wish there was an easier way to say all this."

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Flour Power

Last weekend on Periscope right-wing pastor Lance Wallnau recounted a "testimony" he'd read that day.   It seems some "hookers" hung out in a bar owned by a gay man, who was "very adamantly anti-Christian."  The hookers wound up being "saved" by a fellow bar-goer, and then they all baked a cake and prayed over it, so it was an "annointed cake."

They gave it to the bar-owner as a gift, and when he ate it, "the power of God hit him."  He was baptized, and "the spirit that was working him got broken off," which I take to mean he stopped being gay.

I'm not interested in becoming straight, but if these folks can pray away the calories in a cake, I'll be first in line.

This Week's Quote

I like how people who want more God in government voted for a hybrid of Judas, the Golden Calf and Caligula.

John Fugelsang

Source:  Facebook

Monday, March 20, 2017


My wife and I went to see first-round games of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament on Saturday here in Seattle.  The arena was packed, mainly because the University of Washington played in the second game.

I'm here to tell you the ugly truth:  The place was full of straight people. Husbands and wives, dads and daughters, even three generations of families. I realized during the second game that I actually had to strain to spot lesbians in the crowd.

Does that sound normal to you?

I get it that the UW women's team is exciting and successful, and now draws more fans than just relatives, lesbians and the janitors.  I get it that basketball is for everyone.  I get it that we should be open-minded.

But it just feels wroooong.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Adventures in Hypocrisy

This happens so frequently, and yet I never tire of it.  That probably doesn't say a lot for me, but oh well.

I'm speaking of when a Christian conservative is found with his family values around his ankles.

In the most recent case, Oklahoma state Sen. Ralph Shortey was caught in a motel room with a 17-year-old boy last week in Moore.  Shortey, 35, now faces three felonies:  soliciting the prostitution of a minor; transportation for the purpose of prostitution; and, my personal favorite, prostitution within 1,000 feet of a church.

Sure enough, the senator and the teenager weren't conducting a Bible study at the Super 8.  Via text, Shortey had said he'd pay the boy for "sexual stuff."

And also sure enough, Shortey attended Bible college, is married to a woman and has three kids.  He always voted anti-gay, and was the county coordinator for the Trump campaign.  Prior to this notable incident, Shortey was best known for introducing a bill to ban the use of aborted human fetuses . . . in food.

Oklahoma knows how to deal with a gun-loving, illegal-immigrant-hating conservative Christian Republican who suddenly reveals himself to be a horse of a potentially rainbow color.  The AP reported that before Shortey "was even arrested or formally charged, Senate workers already had scraped his name from his office door, changed the locks and painted over his name in the parking lot."

You know the expression gone but not forgotten.  In Oklahoma City, Shortey is not gone but forgotten.

He isn't alone when it comes to recent cases of flaming GOP hypocrisy. Consider another state senator, Joey Hensley of Tennessee, a veritable Richard the Lionheart in the service of conservative Christian values.

Especially when it comes to LGBT people.  Hensley pushed Tennessee's memorable "Don't Say Gay" bill, and now he's sponsoring legislation to make children created using donor sperm illegitimate, a clear swipe at gay families.

But this pillar of morality, who has been married and divorced four times, was just named in court during a local mayor's divorce proceedings.  It seems Hensley, a doctor, has been having an affair with his married nurse.  Who's also his patient.  And his second cousin.

Really people, you behave like hypocrisy is a career goal.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

This Week's Quote

If Steve Bannon really is the son of Ann “The Beebo Brinker Chronicles” Bannon, she must be mortified.

Kate Clinton

Source:  Facebook

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Mr. HB2

Former North Carolina governor Pat McCrory has been whinging recently that he can't find a job because people have the idea that he's a bigot.

Wonder how they got that idea?

Monday, March 13, 2017

Welcome to Cherry Grove

I've never seen Logo's "Fire Island."  Apparently it's a reality show about gay male horndogs.  "Saturday Night Live" offered up, in contrast, this group of lesbian moms.  The stereotyping is extreme, but I laughed when Kate McKinnon completed the jigsaw.  You'll see.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Preying On and Praying At Gay Kids

Tonight the ABC News show "20/20" will report that there are hundreds of conversion therapy camps across the country.  It's a veritable Christian cottage industry.  Why can't Christians go back to less harmful money-making schemes, like selling the bones of saints?

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

March 8

Tomorrow is A Day Without a Woman, when women are asked to protest against the economic inequities we face by taking the day off "from paid and unpaid labor."

So I won't be blogging tomorrow.  In case you're wondering, my General Gayety blog falls in the "unpaid labor" category.  Dang it.

Irving Berlin Meets Nabisco

Saturday, March 4, 2017

That Man Is Reliably Unreliable

Last Tuesday when President Trump spoke before Congress, many viewers were struck that he seemed, at last, presidential, because he read his speech and didn't veer into a tantrum.  That's how low the bar is set for That Man.

Now it's Saturday, and Trump has already scrapped his new aura of dignity, thanks to morning tweets accusing President Obama of tapping the Trump Tower phones before the election.

So Trump is back to his usual paranoid self, which means I'll be protesting him again.  Thank goodness—I need the money.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

This Week's Quote

That's what they want:  two women.  Fellas, I think that's a bit lofty.  Because, come on, think about it—if you can't satisfy that one woman, why do you want to piss off another one?  Why have two angry women in the bed with you at the same time?  And think about it—you know how much you hate to talk after sex, imagine having two women just nagging you to death.

Wanda Sykes


Friday, February 24, 2017

The All-American LGBT Quiz

What a week in the U.S. of A.  Have you been able to follow all the LGBT news?  Take this quick quiz and find out.

1.  Professional provacateur Milo Yiannopoulos lost his book deal, his speaking engagement at CPAC and his job at Breitbart News.  It wasn't Yiannopoulos' flame-throwing racism, sexism or transphobia that led to his downfall.  What was it that caused conservatives to cut ties with their openly gay pet monkey?

a.  He accused Nancy Reagan of having bad taste.
b.  He accused Ronald Reagan of being soft on communism.
c.  He seemed to endorse pedophilia.
d.  He danced naked around the Washington Monument.

2.  Grace Slick, lead singer for Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship, licensed the Starship hit "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" for use in a commercial by the anti-LGBT company Chick-fil-A.  Slick said she'll donate all the proceeds to which outfit?

a.  The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
b.  The Democratic Party.
c.  Lambda Legal.
d.  The Haight-Ashbury Home for Alive-Against-All-Odds Psychedelic Rockers.

3.  The Trump administration cruelly withdrew Obama-era protections for transgender students.   Education Secretary DeVos opposed the change, but lost the battle to whom?

a.  White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.
b.  Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.
c.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
d.  Lord High Everything Else Pooh-Bah.

4.  Recently retired Candice Wiggins claimed 98 percent of WNBA players are gay.  Further, being straight caused her to be . . .

a.  . . . lonely.
b.  . . . a bad shooter.
c.  . . . bullied and harrassed.
d.  . . . never picked for reindeer games.

5.  A new study indicated that in states where same-sex marriage was adopted, gay high school students immediately became less likely to . . .

a.  . . . belch.
b.  . . . get acne.
c.  . . . attempt suicide.
d.  . . . dunk cafeteria fries in chocolate pudding.

The answer to each question is "c."  If you aced this quiz, congratulations, and would you mind telling me how you're able to keep up so well?

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Presidents' Day Blues

Since protesting against That Man now feels like my norm and required, I woke up this Presidents' Day assuming that's what I would be doing.  But while other cities are staging protests, Seattle isn't.

So much frustration that on this day in particular our president is nothing but a self-obsessed cantaloupe, so little opportunity to march about it.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

The War of the Roses

Here in the other Washington, we've been waiting for our state Supreme Court to decide on the case of Barronelle Stutzman, the Richland florist who refused to provide flowers for the 2013 wedding of Rob Ingersoll and Curt Freed because of her religious objections to same-sex marriage.

This week the verdict came down:  The florist needs to wake up and smell the flowers.

The court ruled, and unanimously, that Stutzman violated anti-discrimination law.  The justices pooh-poohed her claim that she caused no harm because other area florists were willing to provide flowers.

Justice Sheryl Gordon McCloud wrote, "We emphatically reject this argument. We agree with Ingersoll and Freed that 'this case is no more about access to flowers than civil rights cases were about access to sandwiches.'"

Mighty things are built upon peonies and salami.

McCloud wrote, "As every other court to address the question has concluded, public accommodations laws do not simply guarantee access to goods or services. Instead, they serve a broader societal purpose: eradicating barriers to the equal treatment of all citizens in the commercial marketplace."

Because she still wants to be a barrier, Stutzman plans to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.  But she's also hoping President Trump makes good on a campaign promise and issues an executive order protecting religious freedom.

Religious freedom.  Discrimination.  A rose by any other name smells just as stinky.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Here's Hoping

Yesterday in a post on the American Family Association website renowned homophobe Bryan Fischer called gay conservatives "a cancer" who might destroy conservatism.

And you thought gay conservatives were useless.

This Week's Quote

The United States was founded by the brightest people in the country—and we haven't seen them since.

Gore Vidal

Source:  Politico

Sunday, February 12, 2017

McCarthy and McKinnon Do It Up

Last night on "Saturday Night Live" Melissa McCarthy took a second spin as Sean Spicer.  Also, Kate McKinnon became Jeff Sessions.  So if it's true, as Politico reported, that Spicer and Sessions' boss thinks being played by women makes men look weak, then the prez must be fuming that the White House just got twice as anemic.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Merit Badges All Around

In 2013 the Boy Scouts of America ended its ban on gay youth, and two years later ended its ban on gay scout leaders.  A couple of weeks ago the Scouts lifted its ban on transgender kids.

Boy Scouts were once known for helping old ladies across the street.  Now they've finally helped themselves get to the other side, cheered on by, among others, old ladies.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

This Week's Quote

Q: What's Donald Trump's favorite nation?
A: Discrimination


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Spicy Melissa

I'm posting on General Gayety this clip of Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer from last night's "Saturday Night Live" because I consider it a brilliant drag performance.  But even if I couldn't figure out an LGBT connection to justify posting this, I still would--it's that good.

Friday, February 3, 2017

To Cap It Off

Because I was having a bad hair day yesterday, I put on a baseball cap. When Anne got home from work, she looked at me and shuddered.

"All those red hats scare me," she said of Trump's "Make America Great" caps. "I truly have a visceral reaction."

She certainly does.  The hat said "Provincetown."

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Marching the Good March

Anne and I didn't know just what lay ahead at the Women's March on Washington, but our flight from the West Coast to the East Coast two days before encapsulated the possibilities.  Would it be like the three female passengers who wore their pink pussyhats with quiet pride, or would it be like the 30-something blonde woman who picked a fight with a flight attendant and was met by police upon landing?

Anything seemed possible.

We stayed with friends in Virginia, Theresa and Overton, who had no interest in watching the inauguration the next day.  "It's not happening in my world," said Theresa, and I admired her ability to block out the crowning of the Cheeto.

Theresa drove us to a Washington Metro stop, and Anne and I gazed at the many folks in "Make America Great" hats and red, white and blue attire, obviously returning from the inauguration.  On the train I watched a young teenager attach and reattach his bow tie over several stops, part of a family bound for an inauguration ball.

Our second train was crowded, and as I struggled to maneuver our suitcase I found myself at eye level with a button celebrating Trump's inauguration.  The owner was a middle-aged white man.  A couple of stops later the guy leaned forward to punch an African-American woman in the back as she got off the train.

She turned around and said something I couldn't hear, and he said, "You bumped me!"  In that second where things were about to go nuclear, I grabbed the hood of the man's sweatshirt.  He was surprised; I was shocked.

As he stared at me I said, "Down.  Bring it down," and I made a lowering gesture.  He said, "Nobody ever apologized," and then, "I wasn't talking to you!"

True enough.  I looked away.  The doors had closed and the woman was gone and Anne was ready to pass out.

A few stops later a young African-American woman we'd been talking to before the incident murmured to me, "Thank you for doing that," as she got off. Her words broke my numbness.  I was still alive.  Cool.

At the home of our friends Meg and Angela, we met Tammy and Daute from Oklahoma City.  During dinner that evening Tammy spoke of feeling isolated in her activism.  When she told people at work she planned to participate in the Women's March on Washington, someone asked whether she'd been training. Tammy was baffled.  Turned out that person thought the March was a 5k race.

The next morning Anne and I donned the pussyhats friends at home in Seattle had knitted for us and set out with Meg, Angela, Tammy and Daute.  As we neared the Capitol, I remarked that I hadn't been to Washington in 30 years and, "It does take your breath away."  Without missing a beat, Daute replied, "Now it takes your rights away."

At some time at some place in Oklahoma, the spirit of Will Rogers took up residence in a Native American-Latina lesbian.

We snapped a picture together, which was a good thing, because we would soon lose each other.

This would also be the last time till evening that I stood in anything resembling open space.

As we dallied with a lesbian political group, I watched hordes of people go by. It became clear that there was high enthusiasm and high creativity.  I started noting down signs.  Among my favorites from the day:

         --Women Are the Wall and Trump Will Pay
         --Electile Disfunction
         --Urine Over Your Head
         --Respect Existence or Expect Resistance
         --Find His Horcruxes
         --Keep Your Tiny Paws off my Lady Drawz
         --Shh . . . Don't Tell Him About Snapchat
         --Save Time:  Impeach Now
         --No Cuntry for Old Men
         --Elizabeth Cady Stanton is my Patronus
         --We Shall Overcome, not Overcomb
         --We Are the Granddaughters of the Witches You Could not Burn
         --You're so Vain You Probably Think This March Is About You
         --Sex Offenders Can't Live in Government Housing

And then there was a balloon that read "When They Go Low, We Go High."

We walked toward the rally and then squeezed our way forward, trying to get close enough to hear, which is how Anne and I got separated from the other four gals.  Over the next three hours Anne and I stood, or inched forward, two fuzzy hats in a sea of fuzzy hats.  Behold the pinkness:

We caught the occasional word and eventually whole sentences from speakers ranging from Ashley Judd to Michael Moore to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who said, "This is the moment of the beginning of the revival of the women's movement."

From her New York mouth to the goddess's ear.

Muslim-American Linda Sarsour, one of the March organizers, spoke for me when she said, "I will respect the presidency, but I will not respect this president."  Not even a wee bit.

Transgender activist Janet Mock spoke, and when Janelle Monae performed with African-American mothers of victims of violence, she included a trans woman, saying "an injustice done to you . . . is one done to me."

Including everyone in a political rally is a beautiful thing.  Including everyone in a political rally is also a time-sucking thing, and the rally went way late.  "Time for the benediction!" hollered a young woman next to me.

Finally someone on stage told us where to march, and off we went.  Precisely where I'm not sure.  We just flowed along with the pussyhatted crowd, eventually striking main streets, including Pennsylvania Avenue.  The march itself was packed, while others lined the route and filled up the roads to the right and left.  I mean, this event was yuuuge.

There were women, men, children, all ages, every hue, gay and straight, from every part of the country. Marchers responded to the chant, "Tell me what democracy looks like!" with "This is what democracy looks like!" and it would've been hard to argue.

Other popular chants included, "Welcome to your first day, we will not go away!" and, "We need a leader, not a creepy Tweeter!" which turned out to be not as tongue-twisting as you might think.

At 3:15, early in our march, I texted friends from Maine I hoped to meet up with during the day, but they had already returned to their local digs.  I never connected with my cousin from New Jersey, or any of the two dozen folks from our church in Seattle.  That's how it went for everyone I talked to.  With such a huge mass of humanity, finding people was impossible.

Except for our Virginia hosts, Theresa and Overton.  At the rally, they realized they were standing next to their neighbor.  Call it a March Miracle.

Anne and I walked and walked.  She had a terrible cold and I didn't think she'd last that long, but buoyed by the chants and signs and anger and resolve and people we met, she kept trudging.  We were buoyed, too, by the knowledge that we had friends and relatives marching that day from Boston to San Francisco.  Anne had already gone weepy over a text from our ten-year-old niece, who said she was marching in Olympia, Wash., so Anne and I could stay married.

Here we were marching for the next generation, but it was already marching for us.  Sniff.

Eventually Anne and I reached the Trump International Hotel.  I've never seen so many people flip off a building.

Throughout the day we didn't encounter as many police as I expected.  At one point we passed national guardsmen, one of whom said we marchers were wonderful.  My fear of a Trump-inspired militarization came to naught.  At least on this day.

Around 5:30 we marched into a restaurant.  Positively giddy that we hadn't needed the porta potties all day, we now found life's essentials:  bathrooms and pizza.

Later that night at Meg and Angela's place, Tammy said she was so proud to hear that some 10,000 people marched in Oklahoma City.  Maybe now nobody will confuse a Women's March with a road race.

A week after the Women's March on Washington, a week in which Trump has proved he's as awful as we feared, the experience is still much with me, even in odd ways.  Yesterday I found myself thinking, "I need to put in a load of laundry THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE!"

Apparently I'm in no danger of forgetting the lessons of my day with the pink pussyhat posse.  And I'm keeping my pussyhat for the next time it's necessary to herd cats.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

This Week's Quote

Canadian Beavers Support American Pussies

sign at a Women's March in Canada

Source:  Politicalhumor.about

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

This Week's Quote

Dear Rosie O'Donnell,
Please post a mean tweet about Trump at 9:01 Friday morning so he starts tweeting back and never completes the oath of office.
A grateful nation

Andy Borowitz

Source:  Facebook

On Display in D.C.

A gay activist group plans to stage a "queer dance party" outside Vice president-elect Mike Pence's rental home this evening.  That'll be quite a sight for the homophobic Hoosier.  It'll give his neighbors something to look at, too. Brings new meaning to the term Neighborhood Watch. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Time for Your Daily Dose of Surreal

Karen Walker (Megan Mullally) and Donald Trump (Donald Trump) performed this skit together at the 2006 Emmy Awards, according to You Tube.  I'm sure everyone watching thought, "My God!  That man should be president!"

Saturday, January 14, 2017

We Can Dream

from Michael Hansen
from Michael Hansen

"I Am Changing" (My Mind)

One of the original "Dreamgirls" and a favorite of the gay community, Jennifer Holliday agreed to sing at Trump's inauguration.

Say what?  That kind of news "Ain't No Party."

But Holliday has changed her mind.  The woman who rose to fame belting out "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" is telling us she's not going.

In a letter to the LGBT community, Holliday apologized for her "lapse of judgement."  She wrote, "The LGBT Community was mostly responsible for birthing my career and I am deeply indebted to you . . . You have loved me faithfully and unconditionally and for so many years you provided me with work even though my star had long since faded."

In other words, we're all "Family."  And "I Meant You No Harm."  And she definitely will not be "Steppin' to the Bad Side."

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Friday, January 6, 2017

Potty Mouths, One and All

Looks like North Carolina was just a warm-up.  According to Time, legislators in at least six states have filed bathroom-related bills.  Fear of trans folk will make 2017 the year politicians feel it necessary to regulate the necessary, to impose a ban on the can, to stew over the loo.  Pee-yew.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Worst Comes in First

Openly gay and reliably appalling, Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos has won the title of LGBTQ Nation's Person of the Year.  He saw to it, whipping up his followers to vote in the reader-driven poll.  Vice President-elect Mike Pence came in a distant second, apparently uninterested in driving his fans to vote him into the top spot of a gay poll.

"Yiannopoulos made the news throughout 2016 and always for truly awful reasons. He was a queer cheerleader for Donald Trump, whom he called 'Daddy.'  He has harassed and demeaned transgender people repeatedly," noted LGBTQ Nation.

"He was banished from Twitter after gleefully encouraging his followers to harass African-American actress Leslie Jones because he didn’t like the remake of 'Ghostbusters.'  Jones left the social media site temporarily after a torrent of racist and sexist abuse."

Being a conservative provocateur pays off for Yiannopoulos, who landed a $250,000 book deal with Simon & Schuster, infuriating everyone from Jones to the Lambda Literary organization, which called on reviewers and readers "to ignore his book."  

Yiannopoulos told LGBTQ Nation his personal list of accomplishments in 2016 included, "My banishment from Twitter, recently announced book deal (pre-order now!), cross-country college tour, my jawline, and a really cute Siberian fox & sable fur I just snapped up."

And with that last one, Yiannopoulos just cut the number of his lesbian fans in half.  From two to one.